After fifteen years of development and becoming something of a running internet joke, Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold. It’s finished. For real. 2K Games announced today that the game has gone gold, which means the final code has been sent off for mass duplication and will be available on time for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on June 14th. You can pinch yourself. You aren’t dreaming.
“Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshipppable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.”
The demo will be out next Friday for people who own the Boarderlands: Game of the Year Edition on any of the three platforms. I know I’ll be eagerly awaiting the demo to download next Friday.